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German Green MEP deplores EU budget

A leading German Green MEP, Rebecca Harms, says the EU's long-term budget will not promote sustainable development in Europe.

Speaking to the BBC, Ms Harms said Europe's serious debt problems would not be eased by the 2014-2020 budget, which will cut EU spending for the first time.

The European Parliament approved the budget on Tuesday, after months of tough negotiations with the member states' governments.

  • 19 Nov 2013
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